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BlaBlaCar Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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BlaBlaCar Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Brusson
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Pros
  • Un cadre de travail optimal avec une grande bienveillance de l'ensemble des collaborateurs (in 10 reviews)

  • A once in a lifetime team-spirit and colleagueship (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Tout le monde s'investit, soyez pr (in 5 reviews)

  • tre tout le monde mais beaucoup de choses sont mises en oeuvre pour (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best company I've worked for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    BlaBlaCar is a company filled with people who care about their jobs and one another. Everyone works hard so there is no animosity between teams or individuals. You are afforded a great deal of autonomy and there is organizational accountability. The growth of both the team and product are exciting to be a part of. It is a culture of continuous learning and improvement, with plenty of opportunities for growth and to make meaningful contributions. Highly recommend BlaBlaCar!

    Cons

    It's hard to think of any cons about working for BlaBlaCar. As a quick aside, the interview process was long and a bit arduous but when you arrive you realize why! Everyone who works there contributes positively to the culture and is highly valued - a result that makes tough interview processes worthwhile!

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people and culture - it's working. :)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Young and friendly workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - feeling part of a team, great energy, interest in reaching common goals
    - freedom to work remotely and meet with the manager according to your availability and schedule
    - great office!
    - overall good benefits, working conditions, they really care about employees and if you have any issue you feel comfortable in bringing it up

    Cons

    - lack of communication and engagement with the HQ-based team (this is valid for homeworkers)
    - some confusion when being part of different teams, therefore different country managers
    - career advancement is somewhat unclear

    Advice to Management

    maybe try and improve the working hour rotation, thus giving homeworkers the possibility to have weekends off without necessarily using their holiday days

  3. Helpful (5)

    "An Awesome Ride Toward Illusion"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Team spirit and core values
    - BlaBlaBreak
    - Challenging environment

    Cons

    - No possibility of having a real career
    - Management doesn't consider your ambitions
    - Lack of corporate vision for future challenges and threats
    - Discourage a work/life balance (even if indirectly)


  4. Helpful (6)

    "I wouldn't recommending joining right now"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - We get a break every year together. It's really fun.
    - If you're a central team, you get to travel a fair bit.
    - Everyone is very friendly.
    - Young, multicultural, dynamic team.

    Cons

    - Management isn't experienced enough. We need more senior profiles who know how to lead and motivate a team.
    - Since the cutbacks it's very hard to get a raise now. Most people don't get one or get something very small. Negotiate a good salary when you join.
    - Local offices aren't as good as the central one. Depending on where you are, you may not have very good office perks. Some have nothing except being centrally located.
    - The joys of the early days are gone. It's not a startup vibe anymore.

    Advice to Management

    - Reward hard work. It's not ok to only keep promoting the same people.
    - Put the right people in the right positions. It's hard to respect your choices when you put people who haven't got the relevant experience in more senior roles.
    - Open your eyes, your teams aren't happy..


  5. "Good Comapny"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time

    Pros

    Nice and fun place to work in

    Cons

    Internal mobility not easy, salary difficult to increase


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great high values company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Brand in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Head of Brand in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, built on values carried first and mostly by founders and shared by all employees. Endless openness to new projects and growth.

    Cons

    None. As long as you have high energy, know your topic and believe in what you do this is the place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Doing good job


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great consumer product with huge further potential to grow
    Smart and passionate colleagues
    Unique strong culture
    Founders are very transparent about future plans and current performance

    Cons

    No real cons. The pace of work though implies the need for agility and resilience.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "The right place to make the difference"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility and trust over the employees. If you are willing to improve the product, a process, or anything else, your voice is more than welcomed!
    Thanks to the new organization, everyone has a better vision of the roadmap, and interactions between different jobs are clear and transparent.

    Cons

    The company is ambitious and this is definitely a fast-paced environment. It may not fit with someone looking for a stable and quiet environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the ambition high and lead the teams to great successes, while setting realistic goals


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with smart people inside"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Impressive founders with a great vision
    - Super smart people inside the company - You keep learning and growing
    - Fast environment, eager to adapt if needed
    - Great office in the center of Paris, with opportunities to spend time abroad

    Cons

    - "Growing" phase of the company so everything is moving quite often, you have to be ready to adapt to change


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Outstanding work environment, colleagues and service!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlaBlaCar (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    BlaBlaCar is a very unique company: a service that has a real impact on people's life and society, exceptional and passionate team workers, a very ambitious plan and means to achieve it, amazing offices across 20+ countries, all of this driven by three extremely talented and complementary founders.

    Cons

    Pace of work can be intense especially when we travel a lot.
    Average age is fairly young hence we sometimes lack perspective especially when we are facing challenges. Building such an innovative service is nothing easy, it's an adventure and everyone needs to be ready for bumps on the road!

    Advice to Management

    Please continue raising the expectations, this is how we'll build the best and most innovative service for our users.


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